Nazi Crimes on Trial
'Dachau Trials'
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948

File Number: US232
Review Date: 480108
Case Number: 000-Buchenwald-8 (US vs. Victor Hantscharenko)
Crime Category: War Crimes; Final Phase Crimes
Accused:
Hantscharenko, Victor - Life Sentence
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 471014-471016
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Weimar; on the evacuation march from KL Buchenwald to Flossenburg
Crime Date: 4504
Victim: Prisoners
Nationality: Polish, Dutch, Belgian, Czechoslovakian
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Buchenwald
Subject of the proceeding: A transport of inmates left Buchenwald and marched to Weimar, Germany. At Weimar, the inmates were placed in freight cars. After traveling a short distance the train was attacked by an American fighter plane. The train became disabled and the occupants were forced to walk to Weida. While pressing forward, at least 12 prisoners, who were physically unable to keep up with the group or who attempted to get water or beets and grass to eat from beside the road, were shot and killed by the accused, a Ukrainian SS-guard, near Eisenberg and Gera